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Firefox 3.0 Beta 2
20/12/2007, 03:30, Author: denzab
The second beta version of Firefox has been released. In this version: a number of significant improvements in security, improved management of passwords; simplified installation, the new download manager, improved integration with the operating system, significantly improved bookmarks. Also, a lot of work to improve the rendering of pages.
By removing the additional programs (email, IRC client, and HTML editor), the program has become a much compact. She noted that Firefox supports powerful plugin system, which can greatly enhance the browser functionality by adding a bunch of opportunities.
The highest quality of performance, support for all modern standards www- friendly interface, stable work, high speed, is a list of characteristics this browser has a right to be considered the best.
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List of changes:
- Improved security features such as: protection from cross-site JSON data leaks, tighter restrictions on site-specific content using effective TLD service, better presentation of website identity and security, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager, version checking for insecure plugins.
- Improved ease of use through: better password management, easier add-on installation, new download manager with resumable downloading, full page zoom, animated tab strip, and better integration with Windows Vista, Mac OS X and Linux.
- Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart bookmark folders, location bar that matches against your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types.
- Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 330 memory leak fixes, a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks, and reductions in the memory footprint.